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Re: synchronizing local with repository

From: Rob Helmer
Subject: Re: synchronizing local with repository
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 09:49:10 -0700
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On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 05:14:53PM +0100, Nathan Coast wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to automate the following:
> Commit all modified files.
> Add all files present locally but missing from repository.
> Merge all files (if possible) that are edited locally and on repository.
> I'm trying to eliminate as much human error as possible due to 
> developers forgetting to keep the repository consistent with their local 
> environments.
> I'm assuming that this is possible with cvs.  Is it possible to achieve 
> this with existing cvs commands or will I have to add intermediary 
> stages e.g. generate a list of all files requiring adding and then 
> iterate over the list adding each one.

You should get a list of files requiring addition, or you'll get alot
of annoying warnings. It's better to not generate errors than to generate
"ignorable" errors :)

You could take the output of 'cvs -n update', and for each line beginning
with '? ' do a 'cvs add <rest of line>', then 'cvs commit -m "$1"' ( assuming
you're getting input from the developers on commit messages ... )

This is one way that may work, I'm sure there are others ( maybe more
direct than parsing the output of 'cvs -n update' ).

Rob Helmer

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